Critical infrastructure resilience

Safeguarding the power supply in the event of a major outage

Research News / August 03, 2020

Germany’s power supply is one of the most reliable in the world. Yet the growth in renewable energy has introduced a host of unpredictable factors into the power mix. The increasing number of irregular power sources can bring problems for grid stability. Moreover, in the event of a prolonged outage, there is the need to maintain the supply of power to critical infrastructure. In a groundbreaking concept, Fraunhofer research teams are seeking to combine digital twin technology with a fleet of autonomous electric vehicles for precisely this purpose.